SPX-460 Pipelayer


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Our main focus on the SPX-460 is safety. From industry-standard features –such as the Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)– to more unique ones –such as anti-tipping system and wireless anti-two block– there is a wealth of safety features that make this machine the safest pipelayer on the market, bar none.


Hook Speed

0-24 m/min – 0-79 ft/min

Engine Model


Net Flywheel Power

250 HP – 184 kW

NFP (DIN 6270-SAEJ 1349)

250 HP – 184 kW

Governed Speed

2,200 rpm


7.2 L – 442 cu in

Hydraulic System
Main Pumps

(Bosch-Rexroth) 3 independent variable pumps

Service Pumps

1 Tandem Gear Type

Hydraulic Winch

Integrated multiple disk brake, spring applied hydraulic release

Final Drive

Compact hydrostatic drive unit, three-stage planetary gear

Max Operating Pressure

2 x 6090 psi / 2 x 420 bar

Boom Capacity 19 mm - 3/4 in

105 m/344 ft

Boom Drum Diameter

390 mm/15.3 in

Drum Length - Boom Drum

360 mm / 14.1 in

Drum Length - Hook

360 mm / 14.4 in

Flange Diameter - Boom

530 mm / 20.8 in

Flange Diameter - Hook

590 mm/23.2 in

Hook Capacity 19 mm - 3/4 in

136 m/446 ft136 m/446 ft

Hook Diameter

390 mm/15.3 in

Hook Speed

0-24 m/min – 0-79 ft/min

Wire Rope Installed - Hook

51 m / 167 ft

Working Pressure

250 bar – 3625 psi


Integrated multiple disk brake, spring applied hydraulic release

Final Drives

Epicyclodial oil soaked

Controls Type

Twin Pilot Operated

Safety Controls

Emergency shut-off

Boom Optional

6.1 m / 20 ft Welded Box Square Section

Part Boom Line


Part Road Line


Adjustable Counterweights
Removable Counterweight

8 leaves 550 kg – 1,1215 lb each

Total Weight Extendable

7,400 kg – 16,300 lb

Track Frame
Standard Shoes Width

700 mm – 27.5 in


2.22 m – 7.2 ft

Ground Contact Area

49,000 cm² – 7,595 in²

Number Of Bottom Rollers


Number Of Carrying Rollers


Track Frame Option 1 Width

600 mm – 23.6 in

Track Frame Option 2 Width

760 mm – 29.9 in

Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank

400 L – 105.6 U.S. gal

Hydraulic System Circuit

210 L – 55.5 U.S. gal

Cooling System

45 L / 12 U.S. gal

Engine Oil

27 L / 7 U.S. gal

Electric System
Operating Voltage

24 V

Supplied Batteries


Starter Capacity

7.5 Kw


55 A

Hydraulic Winches
Boom Drum Diameter

390 mm/15.3 in

Hook Speed

0-24 m/min – 0-79 ft/min

Hydraulic Tank
Hydraulic Tank Max Capacity

125 liters – 33 U.S. gal

Filter Maximum Capacity

500 liters/min – 132 U.S. gal/min


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Transmission Pilot Levers

Assist the operator in making precise pin-point maneuvers for coupling pipe.

Anti tipping


Monitors different lifting operations to avoid dangerous tilting.


Boom Kick-out

Prevents the boom from bending by excessive upward travel.

Anti two block

Anti-two Block

Prevents the top and bottom blocks from touching.

Free-fall System

Emergency feature: when the button is engaged, the load free-falls all the way to the ground.


Single Joystick Control

Controls both the line and the boom with a single joystick, greatly simplifying operation.




Roll Over Protection Structure
SUPERIOR Manufacturing designs and manufactures Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) for 561/571/572/583/594 model pipelayers. We have an 
understanding of our customer’s needs and applications, producing ROPS that are fully engineered and tested to meet various codes and standards. 
Our engineering department is fully integrated with our capabilities including:

  • CADD – Computer Aided Design and Drafting modeling software
  • FEA – Finite Element Analysis stress and deflection software
  • Specification and functional development

Features Include:

  • Easy access for operators
  • Operator protection in the event of a roll over
  • No modifications to frame of draw works
  • Installation mounts are welded on
  • ROPS can also be installed on dozers converted to pipelayers, including Midwestern.



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